Ginataang saba
Pinakro/ Ginaatang saba
Alternative namesGinataang saging, saba sa gata, sareala, pinakro
Region or statePhilippines
Main ingredientsSaba banana, coconut milk
Similar dishesbinignit, minatamis na saging

Ginataang saba is a Filipino dessert made from ripe saba or cardaba bananas stewed in sweetened coconut milk. It is traditionally eaten warm, but it can also be eaten chilled. It is a type of ginataan. It is also known as saba sa gata, ginataang saging, sareala, among other names.[1][2] Sago pearls are also commonly added to the dish, in which case it becomes ginataang saging at sago.[3][4]

It is also known as pinakro in the Bicol Region, although pinakro is more accurately a different dish that can also be made with breadfruit, cassava, and other starchy root crops.[5]

See also


  1. ^ "Saba sa Gata / Saba Bananas Stewed in Coconut Milk". Market Manila. Retrieved February 6, 2020.
  2. ^ "Fried Bananas/Prito Saging". The Hungry Giant. Retrieved February 6, 2020.
  3. ^ "Ginataang Saging at Sago". Retrieved February 6, 2020.
  4. ^ "Ginataang Saging at Sago". Casa Baluarte. Retrieved February 6, 2020.
  5. ^ "Pinakro". Pinoy Kitchenette. Retrieved February 6, 2020.